Patricia Wright has been Director of Music and Organist of Metropolitan United Church in Toronto since September of 1986 where she plays the largest pipe organ in Canada, conducts adult and children’s choirs, manages a concert series, and oversees a varied programme of arts in worship. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, she holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University as a student in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Her teachers have included Donald Wilkins, Charles Krigbaum, Nadia Boulanger, Jean Langlais, and Michael Schneider. Active as a recitalist, adjudicator, and clinician, Dr. Wright has been heard in recital in Canada, the United States, and Europe and has been broadcast on the C.B.C. She has held positions in New Haven and Ottawa, has taught at the University of Ottawa, and has served as a competition judge including the North American finals of the 1998 Calgary International Organ Competition. Dr. Wright was invited to premiere the Toronto Organ Series in Montreal at the International Congress of Organists in 1993 and was a featured recitalist at the 1999 national convention of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, the 2003 American Guild of Organists Region II Convention in Albany, New York, and the 2007 Toronto Bach Festival. She is a founding member and national co-chair of the United Church of Canada Association of Musicians and is a past national president of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, having received an honorary Fellowship in 1997. She has released a compact disc recording, "Sounds of the Soul", marking the addition of the Metropolitan organ's antiphonal division in 1998. She also serves as an Organ Instructor in the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.